ACM SIGGRAPH Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to ACM SIGGRAPH citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in ACM SIGGRAPH.

How do you cite a book in the ACM SIGGRAPH referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in ACM SIGGRAPH using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N. 2000. Title. Publisher, City.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Rowling, J.K. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London.
And an in-text citation book citation in ACM SIGGRAPH looks like this: [Rowling 1997]

How to reference a journal article in the ACM SIGGRAPH citation style?

Here’s a ACM SIGGRAPH journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F. and Author3 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. Container Volume, Issue, pages Used.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in ACM SIGGRAPH:
Petit, C. and Sieffermann, J. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18, 1, 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [Petit and Sieffermann 2007]

Citing a website in ACM SIGGRAPH reference style

Here’s an ACM SIGGRAPH example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F. and Author2 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. https://www.example.com.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [Tran 2008]

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How to cite a YouTube video ACM SIGGRAPH

Here’s a ACM SIGGRAPH citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video ACM SIGGRAPH?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [Pixar 2015]

How to cite a podcast using ACM SIGGRAPH referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in ACM SIGGRAPH.
Lastname, F. 2000. Title. http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in ACM SIGGRAPH using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [This American Life 2018]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using ACM SIGGRAPH referencing style?

An example song citation in ACM SIGGRAPH.
Lastname, F. 2000. Song Title. .
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in ACM SIGGRAPH:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. .
And an in-text citation would look like this: [The Beatles 1969]


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